As well as offering a picture-perfect view of Dubai’s world-famous skyline, there’s something else about the pool at this hotel that warrants its place in the list – and it’s not for the faint-hearted. The InterContinental’s infinity pool features a glass-bottomed square platform that juts out over the edge of the building, offering swimmers a view of the sheer drop below. The Instagram savvy will have someone waiting beneath with a camera to capture the ultimate pool day snap, and the rest of the day can be spent relaxing and enjoying the views in the palm-lined waters.
Best for: thrill seekers
Cost: A day pass including pool access is Dh99, which is fully redeemable against food and drink. For Dh249, you can enjoy use of a deluxe room at the hotel for the day.
Daily, 7am-8pm; Dh99; Dubai Festival City; 04 701 1111